30% off current listings in store

30% off all current listings until 11:59pm Eastern tonight before store is closed for a week for remodel and restocking. Use code 30BEFORERESTOCK. http://www.etsy.com/shop/cedarcreekhaven or go to @cedarcreekhaven in Instagram & click the link in bio.

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Yikes! My Etsy Store is LIVE!

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I cannot believe it! This idea came to me on January 1 and I have now uploaded my first hand-crafted item. How insane is that? Y’all, this is a work in progress. I have other pieces I need to load into the store but I will get to that tomorrow. Please give me your input. How does the storefront look? What advice do you have on how to make it look better? Not entirely sold on the banner. I think I need to change the font, maybe move the words around a bit. Any and all advice welcome.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CedarCreekHaven

More to come tomorrow!

 

 

 

My 12 Days of Christmas Self Love Song

Good morning. Happy Christmas Eve! Thought I’d send what I posted last night on Instagram.

Okay, so call me crazy but Christmastime can be especially stressful & depressing. It’s a time when some (me) celebrate the birth of Jesus, time with family.  For many, $ may be low, everything is so commercialized, we’ve lost someone, and all the pressure to be happy & joyful. I came up with this song. Give it a try. 💋😆❤

My 12 days of Christmas Self Love song

On the first day of Christmas
my self love gave to me:
Snorting belly laughter with glee

On the second day of Christmas
my self love gave to me:
2 Big bear hugs
and Snorting belly laughter with glee

On the third day of Christmas
my self love gave to me:
3 Childlike grins
2 Big bear hugs
and Snorting belly laughter with glee

On the fourth day of Christmas
my self love gave to me:
4 Cleansing breaths
3 Childlike grins
2 Big bear hugs
and Snorting belly laughter with glee

On the fifth day of Christmas
my self love gave to me:
5 Tonedeaf sings
4 Cleansing breaths
3 Childlike grins
2 Big bear hugs
and Snorting belly laughter with glee

On the sixth day of Christmas
my self love gave to me:
6 Times of praying
5 Tonedeaf sings
4 Cleansing breaths
3 Childlike grins
2 Big bear hugs
and Snorting belly laughter with glee

On the seventh day of Christmas
my self love gave to me:
7 Chunks of chocolate
6 Times of praying
5 Tonedeaf sings
4 Cleansing breaths
3 Childlike grins
2 Big bear hugs
and Snorting belly laughter with glee

On the eighth day of Christmas
my self love gave to me:
8 Cups of coffee
7 Chunks of chocolate
6 Times of praying
5 Tonedeaf sings
4 Cleansing breaths
3 Childlike grins
2 Big bear hugs
and Snorting belly laughter with glee

On the ninth day of Christmas
my self love gave to me:
9 Times awkward dancing
8 Cups of coffee
7 Chunks of chocolate
6 Times of praying
5 Tonedeaf sings
4 Cleansing breaths
3 Childlike grins
2 Big bear hugs
and Snorting belly laughter with glee

On the tenth day of Christmas
my self love gave to me:
10 Hours writing
9 Times awkward dancing
8 Cups of coffee
7 Chunks of chocolate
6 Times of praying
5 Tonedeaf sings
4 Cleansing breaths
3 Childlike grins
2 Big bear hugs
and Snorting belly laughter with glee

On the eleventh day of Christmas
my self love gave to me:
11 Let it goes going
10 Hours writing
9 Times awkward dancing
8 Cups of coffee
7 Chunks of chocolate
6 Times of praying
5 Tonedeaf sings
4 Cleansing breaths
3 Childlike grins
2 Big bear hugs
and Snorting belly laughter with glee

On the twelfth day of Christmas
my self love gave to me:
12 Pay it forwards
11 Let it goes going
10 Hours writing
9 Times awkward dancing
8 Cups of coffee
7 Chunks of chocolate
6 Times of praying
5 Tonedeaf sings
4 Cleansing breaths
3 Childlike grins
2 Big bear hugs
and Snorting belly laughter with glee

~Carol Blake

Smooches!! Happy Christmas!!

Fighting for His Young Life

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I am so ashamed. I have been having meltdowns over this insane week we’ve had – Mama’s truck broken down, then mine, then Hallie’s, very sick dog to vet, viruses on my computer, so that has to go to Geek Squad for several days, so I cannot work, I cannot write, etc., and about 5 other things went wrong this week. You know how when it rains, it pours?  Well, being busy having my pity party, I go on FaceBook to hopefully find something funny or beautiful or a deep quote to put it all in perspective.

I found perspective.

I found this precious little boy fighting for his life. Cancer. Very rare and aggressive. Stage 4. Just started chemo. Doesn’t look good.

I started to cry, begging God to forgive me. How can I cry for me and my family’s issues when this child is fighting to live, this mom and dad is having to watch their baby go through chemo and what comes with it? I cannot begin to imagine what this struggle and heartache must be like for anyone.

Then I started to pray for this sweet boy, his family, the health professionals associated with Lucas.

That’s his name. Lucas. Lucas Jones.

Then I started to pray for every child fighting to live. No child should have to go through this. No family should. Nobody should.

I found a Facebook page started on behalf of Lucas and his family so we could all keep up with their journey. 

I also noticed they set up a Go Fund Me account to help with medical expenses. I’ve never had the privilege of meeting these fine people but God placed it on my heart to help.

You can help in a myriad of ways:

1.  By reading their story and following along with them on their journey. Like/follow their FB page https://www.facebook.com/LoveforLuki

2. Check out their Go Fund Me campaign. A donation of just $5 can do so much to help. https://www.gofundme.com/Zewg7v64

3. Go to any Medic Blood Center and donate blood in Lucas’ name and he will get credit for it. Or donate for anyone. There are so many people who can benefit from your donation.

4. Last but definitely not least, pray. Please pray for Lucas, his family, the medics that are all assisting, and for every child/every person who has to go through something like this.

Thank you!!  And may God bless you.

Featured Bloggers 1/14/16: Networking 101

There are some pretty cool blogs on here! Thanks Danny!

Dream Big, Dream Often

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Here are today’s Featured Bloggers!  Click Share if you would like to leave a link and Bloggers if you would like to see yesterday’s list!

Micki Allen

Adjusting Your Focus

Derpy Pink

Steve Says…

DEUXIEMEPEAU- PICTURING POETRY BY D. B. DONNELLY

Out of the Box Fashion

Heal Your Head

The Bipolar Compass

Lori Greer in Portland

Yadadarcyyada

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Moving the Life Class Experiments

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Haven’t had much participation on WordPress with the new Life Class Experiments, so I’ll just be keeping them over at Instagram and my Facebook Writer Page.  Just easier and faster.

Of course, I’ll be posting other stuff here from time to time.  Just moving the daily Life Class Experiment that I started a couple of days ago.